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Police Chief in Trayvon Martin Case Remains Under Scrutiny

Posted: 04/24/2012 - While George Zimmerman is free on bail, the police chief criticized for not charging him after Trayvon Martin's slaying remains under scrutiny, as city commissioners want to wait for the results of a federal investigation to decide if they will accept Chief Bill Lee's resignation.

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Obama Takes on College Costs, Eyes Young Voters

Posted: 04/24/2012 - Wooing young voters, President Barack Obama is on a blitz to keep the cost of college loans from soaring for millions of students, taking his message to three states strategically important to his re-election bid. By taking on student debt, Obama is speaking to middle-class America and targeting an enormous burden that threatens the economic recovery.

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Weekend Drowning Victim Remembered as Community Protector

Updated: 04/24/2012 - A fishing trip turned tragic on Saturday for a former Brazos County Sheriff's Deputy and College Station Police Officer. Tommy Preston Sr. drowned after his canoe capsized on a private lake in Bryan.

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Romney on Spending: Guns Triumph Over Butter

Posted: 04/22/2012 - Reducing government deficits Mitt Romney's way would mean less money for health care for the poor and disabled and big cuts to nuts-and-bolts functions such as food inspection, border security and education.

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US Futures Rise as Weekend Nears

Posted: 04/20/2012 - Stock futures are rising ahead of the week's last session with earnings at so many major U.S. corporations faring better than expected and some fresh optimism from Europe.

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Reports to Detail Post-Super Tuesday Campaign Cash

Posted: 04/20/2012 - For the first time since the Super Tuesday primaries, voters are getting a look at just how much money presidential candidates and their supporters have been raking in.

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Bail Hearing for Trayvon Martin Shooter

Posted: 04/20/2012 - Lawyers for the Florida neighborhood watchman who shot and killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin will ask that their client be granted bail today.

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US Unemployment Aid Applications Decline Slightly

Posted: 04/19/2012 - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dipped last week but remained higher than it's been in recent weeks. The slight rise in applications in the past few weeks could signal that the gains in the job market are uneven.

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Scientists: Fish are Sick Where BP's Oil Spill Hit

Posted: 04/19/2012 - Two years after the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, scientists say they're finding trouble with sick fish that dwell along offshore reefs and in the deep waters - especially in places where the oil spill hit the hardest.

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Secret Service Prostitution Scandal Roils DC

Posted: 04/18/2012 - A prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service has grown in scope, with the disclosure that U.S. agents and military personnel had been with at least 20 women in hotel rooms before President Barack Obama arrived in Colombia for a summit with Latin American leaders.

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US Home Building Slows, Permits Hit 3½-year High

Posted: 04/17/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. builders started work on fewer homes in March after they sharply cut back on apartment construction. But builders requested the most permits for future projects in 3½ years, suggesting many see the housing market improving over the next year.

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Teams Search for Missing Marine Wife in Calif.

Posted: 04/17/2012 - FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies in San Diego County are searching for a Marine's wife missing for two days, and say it is likely foul play is involved.

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Police Handcuff Ga. Kindergartner for Tantrum

Posted: 04/17/2012 - MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Police in Georgia handcuffed a kindergartner after the girl threw a tantrum, and the police chief is making no apologies.

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Space Shuttle Discovery Makes Final Takeoff

Posted: 04/17/2012 - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - After three decades of space service, NASA's oldest and most traveled shuttle, Discovery, began its new life as a museum relic Tuesday with one final takeoff.

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UN Strongly Condemns NKorea Rocket Launch

Posted: 04/16/2012 - The U.N. Security Council is strongly condemning North Korea's rocket launch and warning it will take further action if it conducts another launch or a new nuclear test.

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Congressman Worried About 'pre-Wheels-Down Party'

Posted: 04/16/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - The Republican chairman of a House investigative panel says he's concerned about allegations that Secret Service agents cavorted with prostitutes in Colombia, saying such activities would severely compromise presidential security.

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2 Extra Days to File Federal Tax Returns

Posted: 04/16/2012 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Deadline filers don't need to panic if they haven't submitted their 2011 federal income tax returns yet. This year's deadline is April 17.

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